From the Ranch

From the Ranch

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sometimes the Flaw is the Thing of Most Importance


This photo was taken in the flowers planted in one of the large planters that are all around Capitol Hill As our small army from SWAN, (Service Women's Action Network,) descended on the offices of our law makers to take the story, tell the significance and importance of the Ruth Moore Act, and ask each law maker for their pledge of support for this significant legislation, we snapped photos. Several of us stopped and took pictures of the post card we were given with information on the back, after setting it in a beautiful planter full of purple tulips and purple and white violas we photographed our message among the flowers. If you look carefully every flower, stem, and leaf is perfect, except for the one leaf where the left lower part of the card is setting. Also, a perfect little window opened in my shot, just flower size, and as coincidence would have it, an unknown woman appeared in that opening in a red suit.  She looks like another flower, the only red among the purple.  It was also significant to me that purple, as in the symbol of the purple heart, awarded by our military for wounds incurred on the battlefield, was the predominant color of the flowers. We discussed moving the card for a perfect shot... then decided the brown damaged leaf among the perfection was the most significant part of the impact of the photo... Sometimes you should not hide or avoid the ugly parts of something.